CRY BABY CRY
KOLUMBUS meets ARMSTRONG
The moonlanding is a pie in the sky, Laika still roams the streets of Moscow – Meanwhile, in America in the 50s. A small town. Hounded by a nosy neighbour and bored by his job at an adventure trip agency, Foster escapes into the cozy seclusion of his secret closet. Day after day.
Here, he daydreams about the serenity and infinity of space while busy inventing the „Super Intelligent Space Ship“, SISS. But nothing eludes the spying neighbour which alerts the press.
Suddenly, Foster is all over the front pages and his bosses at the agency come up with the next big attraction to save their ailing business: Travel into Space!
They acquire all rights on SISS before they send the first living being into the black void: Foster, hero and world‘s first space tourist. To boldly ram the flag of commercial tourism into foreign soils.
Cheered on by the frenetic crowds, Foster enters the tiny space rocket. But nobody ever said adventure was a walk in the park (unless that park is subjected to meteor showers). What if Columbus took the wrong turn and came ashore on Mars and not the coast of America?
CRY BABY CRY
A space sailor masquerade accompanied by live music
Premiere: 10th October 2014 | Schaubude Berlin
Director: Roscha A. Säidow
Masks: Magdalena Roth, Franziska Dittrich
Stage design: Julia Plickat
Costume design: Jelena Miletic
Cast: Franziska Dittrich, Magdalena Roth, Kai Wido Meyer
Sponsored by Bezirksamt Pankow Berlin, Amt für Weiterbildung und Kultur, Fachbereich Kunst und Kultur.
Supported by Schaubude Berlin, Neuköllner Oper Berlin and HfS „Ernst Busch“, department for contemporary puppetry